And what about Batman’s preferred mode of transportation? According to Batman on Film, another unnamed source (referred to by the site as “Dr. Detroit”) provided this report on the new Batmobile:
The Batmobile is currently being designed and built by General Motors at the GM Advanced Design Studio in North Hollywood. This is the same team who most recently designed and built the vehicles for TRANSFORMERS 4 with Michael Bay – who was very hands-on and involved in the design/building process for the new Bumblebee Camaro.
Furthermore, the rumored new Batmobile design “will definitely NOT have a military look like The Tumbler from [Chris] Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight Trilogy.’” Plus, an “Old Cadillac” is supposed to “feature prominently” in the new film somehow. Is this Cadillac just a random background prop? Could it be completely unrelated to the Batman Vs. Superman production, or is it possible that Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman may have converted an old, souped-up Caddy into a sleeker, modern Batmobile? Will his Batmobile actually transform from a normal-looking car into the Batmobile, in the vein of the supercar from The Incredibles?
Given the introduction of Kryptonian spacecraft, world engines and Phantom drives into the new Superman continuity – which is by default also that of the new Batman – almost anything is possible, but given Batman’s historically grounded nature, along with the relatively down-to-earth tone established in Man of Steel, the new Batmobile will most likely be based on the sleeker, roadster versions of the Batmobile. It is worth pointing out, however, that the military-style Tumbler of the Nolan films echoes the tank-like Batmobile featured in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, which in turn is inspiring Goyer and Snyder’s story for Batman Vs. Superman.
So how much of this is reliable, if anything? Given that this Man of Steel sequel is set to partially film in Michigan, with portions of economically-ravaged Detroit (home of General Motors) likely representing Gotham City and/or Metropolis, it does make a certain amount of sense for the studio to partner with GM to overhaul the Batmobile, but there is still nothing official. The same goes for the costume rumor, so take those details with several tons of salt.
All we know for sure is that this Batman will be different. Somehow. What do you think, Screen Ranters? What direction would you take the Bat-suit and Batmobile? Sound off in the comments!
Batman Vs. Superman will be released in theaters on July 17, 2015.